The Pakistan Cricket Board - PCB ( Urdu ) controls and organises all tours and matches undertaken by the Pakistan National Cricket Team.
Following the establishment of Pakistan as an independent dominion of the British Empire in 1947, professional and amateur cricket commenced in the same year, seeing as local infrastructure had already been established when the country was part of the British Raj. Cricket matches were arranged informally until 1948, when a Board of Control was formally instituted. Pakistan was admitted to the Imperial Cricket Conference (currently known as International Cricket Council) in July 1952, and has since been a full member, playing Test cricket. The team's first Test series took place in India between October and December 1952.
The PCB also runs its own cricket league which is named as the Pakistan Super League.